Program Meeting – Galapagos

September 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
UM Gallagher Building, room L14
Susie Wall

In February 2015 Gary Swant and his wife traveled to
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. At the chapter’s
first meeting this fall, on Monday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.,
Gary will share his photos of those special areas and
birds in room L14 in the Gallagher Business Building on
the UM campus. He will also describe interesting
aspects of Ecuador and its unique birding opportunities,
including birding for the Rufous-bellied Seed-Snipe and
the Andean Condor at 17,000 feet.

Gary taught biology and field ecology at Powell County
High School in Deer Lodge for 25 years. While teaching
he received the Montana Outstanding Biology Teaching
Award, and in 2016 he received the Citizen Scientist
Award from Montana Audubon. His business,
GoBirdMontana, is a bird guide and field research
company that specializes in Montana avian species. In
addition, he conducts numerous guided bird trips for
individuals and groups.


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